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Essentials of Physical Geography

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6th
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9780030229091

ISBN10:
003022909X
Format:
Nonspecific Binding
Pub. Date:
1/1/1999
Publisher(s):
ITP (Manual)
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Summary

This new hardback edition, containing the most up-to-date information on physical geography, combines a strong pedagogical program with visual appeal. The text emphasizes student involvement and interaction in the learning process. ESSENTIALS OF PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, Sixth Edition offers the combined teaching expertise of four first-rate geographers and serves as the ultimate tool in understanding the dynamics of the physical geography course for the 21st century. ESSENTIALS OF PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY is written specifically for the student. It has been designed to help meet liberal education requirements by providing students with sufficient knowledge and understanding to make informed decisions involving the physical environments with which they will interact throughout their lives. The text assumes students have little or no background in physical geography or other Earth sciences. The authors include numerous examples from throughout the world to illustrate difficult concepts and help students bridge the gap between scientific theory and its practical application.

Table of Contents

The Earth System and Physical Geography
1(31)
Representations of Earth
31(40)
Earth as a Planet
71(20)
The Atmosphere, Atmospheric Heating, and Temperature
91(26)
Atmospheric Pressure and Wind
117(16)
Circulation Patterns
133(20)
Moisture, Condensation, and Precipitation
153(30)
Air Masses and Atmospheric Disturbances
183(28)
Climate and Climate Change
211(26)
Low Latitude and Arid Climatic Regions
237(36)
Middle-Latitude, Polar, and Highland Climatic Regions
273(38)
Biogeography
311(36)
Soils and Soil Development
347(28)
Earth's Interior, Earth's Crust, and Plate Tectonics
375(24)
Landforms and Tectonic Processes
399(24)
Gradation, Weathering, and Mass Movement
423(22)
Underground Water and Karst Landforms
445(18)
Fluvial Landforms and Processes
463(38)
Glacial Systems
501(32)
Eolian Landforms
533(16)
The Global Ocean
549(26)
Coastal Landforms
575(18)
Dynamic Physical Geography
593


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